Four people are injured after a two-vehicle accident around noon on Friday, September 23, 2018 in Topsey, Texas according to KWTX.
Details of the Topsey, Texas car accident
Two vehicles, a Toyota pickup heading west and a Chevrolet pickup heading north, collided at the intersection of FM 1113 and FM 580 in Topsey, Texas causing multiple personal injuries. The driver of the Toyota pickup, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance with what authorities described as incapacitating injuries. The other occupants of the Toyota pickup, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. All the occupants of Toyota pickup are students in Copperas Cove, Texas. The driver of the other vehicle also sustained personal injuries.
Texas car accidents at intersections
According to an NHTSA study, intersection accidents involving drivers ages 24 years old and below are more likely to be caused by distracted driving (both external and internal distraction), false assumption of other’s action, excessive speed, aggressive driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says about 40 percent of car accidents on U.S. roads happen at intersections. Motorists and pedestrians are all subject to being seriously injured in auto accidents at intersections. Most of these accidents are preventable. They result from bad decisions made by negligent drivers. The most common mistakes driver make before an intersection accident are:
- Driver’s Inattentiveness (Inadequate surveillance)
- False assumption of other driver’s actions
- Making a turn with an obstructed view
- Illegal maneuver
- Distracted driving
- Misjudgment of a gap or other car’s speed
Contact a car accident attorney in Texas today
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*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and should not be construed as legal advice.